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Hidden Brook Farm Dressage Schooling Show - June 2, 2019

Ellie and I did a show at our lesson barn this past weekend instead of taking a lesson.  I would have done a lesson on Saturday before the show, but my instructor went to NEDA Spring with her eldest daughter, who was able to get her last Grand Prix score for her USDF Gold Medal!!!  So that is a good reason to not be able to lesson haha.

I admit I was a little bummed about our low scores at the SMDA show two weeks prior.  I know a score of 6 (60%) is called satisfactory, but I really thought our performance was better than a low 60%.
I was determined to ride well and even though Beth was not there, I had her youngest daughter as my back up if the wheels fell off the bus LOL!  She was already in the warmup and at the show ring with her actual students, so it was nice to have her there to remind me to breathe and not hang on the left rein!  ;-)
Ellie unloaded and was totally calm.  Honestly, she loves her lesson barn and knows it is her second home haha.  She was much calmer tied to the tra…

SMDA results 9/7/08

Dreamy was a rockstar at SMDA.....albeit a bit tired from her marshaling duties the day before. I won't do two events back to back again. I always forget that Dreamy really is getting "older" at age 17 this year. My other mare is 26, so I inadvertently call Dreamy my "young" horse.

Anyway, despite being tired, Dreamy was great. I limited our warm up to not over stress her. I do think she was a bit stiff behind. I was bummed about that (because I had allowed it to happen....and as I said won't happen again) but she was fine. She had both Monday and Tuesday off to recuperate.

We placed second in Intro B with a 66.500% (out of 4 riders). Then we placed 3rd in Training 1 with a 59.100% (out of 5 riders). YAY! I was so pleased with our progress at Training 1 this year. We have gone from a 53.something% up through to the 59.1%. Almost a 60%!!!! All 7s and 6s, with just two 5s. Nothing less than the two 5s! :)

Waiting for pics from the photographer....she told me that she was impressed with Dreamy's progress, especially at the canter. The last time she saw her was in May 2008.

We have six events left this year.....
  • Sept. 14 - Horse trial at Modified Beginner Novice (with a WTC dressage test.....Beginner Novice A)
  • Sept. 20 - A clinic with Susanne Hamilton at my instructor's farm
  • Sept. 28 - The STB Nationals...in New Jersey!!!!!!!
  • October 5 - Another horse trial at Modified Beginner Novice (maybe)
  • October 12 - Marshaling at Scarborough Downs
  • October 19 - Last SMDA fun show....it is a ride-re-ride with Keith Angstadt.

Comments

  1. Thats great! I love seeing people at shows in the spring and again in the fall and being able to see the difference! Keep up the good work...you are so close to breaking 60% it has to happen soon!

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  2. Yay Dreamy! Hopefully we'll see you at Nationals... I'm not 100% I'm getting there, myself, but I'll be there in spirit, if nothing else. ;)

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  3. I just stumbled upon your blog. I don't own a STB but I did Marshal the Oxford Fair races for the week. Would love to get to know you better since you are a local Mainer.

    Molly

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